Denis Droppa Group motoring editor

Denis Droppa has spent 28 years as a motoring journalist on two and four wheels, covering new-model launches, road tests, motorsport, and the motor industry.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
#ThrowbackThursday | A Mercedes that carved corners like a bike

The F400 Carving research vehicle had a tilting suspension that wowed crowds at the Tokyo motor show 20 years ago

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | New 2021 Audi A3 has plenty of appeal – just mind the options

The latest edition of the premium hatch has smarter looks and enhanced tech - at a price

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | 2021 Mazda BT-50 is an overpriced bone-shaker of a bakkie

Mazda’s Ford Ranger-based BT-50 was long in need of replacement, and its sales slowed to a trickle as newer and more modern rivals were launched in SA

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | New 2021 Nissan Navara makes great strides in ride quality and ...

Compared to some blink-and-you’ll-miss-them vehicle midlife updates, the Nissan Navara has undergone much more than the traditional shot of Botox

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | 2021 Toyota GR Yaris is born to be wild

Yes it's eye-wateringly expensive, but the rally-bred hatchback is an enthralling drive

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Honda teases the next-generation Civic Type R

Big wing and triple exhausts remain but the design is cleaner

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
SA car sales accelerate in September

New-vehicle sales in SA continued their recovery in September but the knock-on effects of the July looting disruptions as well as the cyberattack on ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Everything you need to know about the new 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ...

The Stellantis group has launched Alfa Romeo’s Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV with improved infotainment systems and updated driver-assist features

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Ineos Grenadier will reach SA in October 2022, pricing confirmed

The order books for the Ineos Grenadier, the rugged British 4x4 inspired by the original Land Rover Defender, will begin next month and the first ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Motor Ombudsman fees condemned for being too expensive

The Motor Industry Ombudsman of SA (Miosa), which settles disputes between consumers and the automotive industry, has served as a lifeline for many ...